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presents severe legal challenges to the e-i-r as it now stands. a multi-million dollar plan to redevelop sharp park should only be considered through a separate planning process and not interfere with the natural area's program. i urge you to support the resolution and call it to the agenda as soon as possible. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon. my name is rachel tom. i'm a second generation of san francisco. i have a bachelor's in environmental sustainability and 13 years of experience working with wildlife which includes the red legged frog and the san francisco gartherer snake both native to sharp park. i'm supporting this resolution and i'm asking that the supervisors support it as well. the resolution or the recreation and park department should follow through with its commitment to the public and policy makers by conducting separate reviews of these two
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very different projects. supporting this resolution does not modify any land activity already mentioned at sharp park. it is a procedural resolution that ensures the department stays true to its word. thank you. >> next speaker. good afternoon. rose brown on behalf of the center for biological diversity. we feel this should be a no-brainer here today and we're sorry we had to be here and sit on the hard benches so long. we're here because we care about this and these really are two different projects. we think the demonstration of support here from many different community groups from pacific to san mateo county to san francisco should indicate to the supervisors the breadth of the port for this resolution and really i think it indicates a bad faith on the part of the department of rec and park to come forward now and delay this matter even further. this has been on the agenda for a long time. without any controversy and we
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hope you would vote in support of this resolution and move it forward. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. melissa collins from the sierra club. i support the resolution to remove the golf course from the natural area planning management plan. they are two different projects and should be analyzed separately. there are a number of delays and we urge you to vote on this next week. >> thank you. next speaker. if there is anyone else that would like to speak, if you would line up on the side of the room that would be helpful. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. -- wiener and mar. my name is laura cleveland, i'm a richmond district resident. i'm here to support a voice in support of wildlife. i'm requesting you vote in favor of this proposed resolution. while i'm here for wildlife, the proposed resolution would not be commitment for or against the continuation of sharp park as a golf course. it would ensure a fair and
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targeted environmental review of the subject wetland/golf course. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. local law student interested in environmental law and avid golfer. i support this resolution because it rejects legitimate attempts to [speaker not understood]. given the information forcing requirements of ceqa, this resolution should be passed. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. if there's anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. supervisors, my name is al markel. i've lived in san francisco all my life and i played golf a good part of it. i urge you to -- a no vote on this resolution. [speaker not understood]. all this does is waste more time and money. so, let's get on with it. >> thank you. next speaker.
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my name is victor car michael and i live in pacifica, california. my position is it makes no sense at all to merge these two studies. they are completely different entities. the sharp park redevelopment should be separated for two specific reasons. one is the golf course within the sharp park area is located right on top of a [speaker not understood] area. that complicates the e-i-r a great deal. [speaker not understood] prevents reclaiming the zone. e-i-r involved in studying the sharp park area, it needs to have a specific consideration. secondly, and of course, we all know that the sharp park area contains two endangered species. to merge these two studies together makes no sense at all. please, i urge you, urge the
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city council to please separate these two issues and i support the resolution. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. supervisors, good afternoon. i'm richard harris. i'm with the san francisco public golf alliance and i'm speaking on a procedural point rather than substance. we were this morning in a phone call with supervisor olague's staff. i was told that supervisor olague was asking for -- that her matter be not heard today and that it would be heard at some sometime in the future. the public here would not happen. i wrote an e-mail to her and to
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supervisor mar's legislative aide, rick pavalatos. rick confirmed in an e-mail to me that the public hearing would not proceed today. no public hearing today. >> mr. harris, because it's agendized, we have to listen to public comment. so, that doesn't make any sense to me, but that's what was said by my staff. i have it in an e-mail. the matter will not be heard today is what your staff told me. >> we're not taking action, but we're obligated to hold a public hearing because it was noticed. i have many people who were lined up to come in and present
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written testimony. i had written testimony to prepare -- to present. and i called them and told them not to come because we had been told by supervisor olague whose matter it is and by your staff that the public hearing -- >> we are not acting on it today. if you could continue your public comment. that's the point. that at such time that it is considered at a future, i just want that confirmation from you that public comment will be allowed when you have it continued. >> yes, we will have public comment when it's continued probably to december 3rd, but that's going to be the motion after public comment is over. thank you very much.
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hi, my name is sally stevens. i'm the chair of sf dog. we support active recreational uses and adamantly oppose any move to give sharp park to [speaker not understood]. it is suing san francisco to try to force us to close the sharp park golf course and give it to the gg & a. the lawsuit is in the courts right now, but preliminary [speaker not understood]. this resolution will help their lawsuit. a cynical point by them to get you supervisors to do what they don't seem able to get the courts to do, to push their extremist plan to close sharp park golf course and give it to the [speaker not understood]. you shouldn't make it easier for people suing the city to win their lawsuit. stay out of it and vote no. you should not assert pressure on planning while an e-i-r is being developed. that is the intent to change the results of the nap e-i-r.
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don interfere and vote no on this resolution. the e-i-r in question is supposed to be for the natural area management plan, not just parts of it. you should not allow extremists with a stake in this to pick and choose which parts of the overall nap plan are considered in the e-i-r. if it is to have any real meaning it is to look at all, not just some aspects. it should not be completed if it does not include sharp park plan. it will be wasted. please vote no on this. please do not let extremists with an agenda and lawsuit use you the supervisors to do their dirty work for them. don't let them fool you into giving them what have not been able to get from the people, from rpd, from the mayor or from the courts. please ask supervisor olague to pull this resolution so no one ever has to see it again. thank you. >> is there anyone else in the public that would like to speak? public comment is closed. so, if there are no comments,
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we have a request. supervisor wiener? >> i understand that supervisor olague would like to have this continued to monday, december 3rd, two weeks, and i would be supportive of doing that. however, before we act on this resolution, i think it's important that we receive advice from the city attorney's office and i'm requesting that. there are a lot of issues here. there is the pending litigation that was just referred to. there is the issue of the fact we're in the middle of the e-i-r. pulling apart the e-i-r in the middle of the proceeding and what the ceqa impacts are. i wouldn't feel comfortable proceeding waynn or the other until we receive -- make a request of the city attorney
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and i'm requesting of the chair to keep that in mind as our request because i think we would all benefit from having advice from the city attorney's office. >> and mr. givener, also, is this a binding resolution or nonbinding one? those are the questions i would like answered as well. thank you. >> absolutely, we can pass all those questions to the committee. >> great, thank you. there is a motion to continue -- there is a motion to continue until december 3rd at the request of supervisor olague. and my hope is that she shows up for that meeting or her staff are here so that -- and also rec and park staff as well so we can have a thorough dialogue and discussion on this item. so, without objection, we're going to continue this until december 3rd. thank you. thank you everyone for showing up. mr. evans, is there any other business before us? >> there is one more. >> thank you, mr. chair. item 6 is a hearing on
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municipal transportation agency's [speaker not understood] as a way to produce better taxi service. >> supervisor wiener is the sponsor. >> thank you. i move to continue one week. >> thank you. let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. so, let's continue this item until november 26 without objection. >> thank you. >> thank you. mr. evans, any other business? >> that concludes today's agenda. >> thank you. meeting adjourned, everyone. thank you. [adjourned]
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>> creator father and we ask thanks this day and ask for blessing for those that prepared this food and nourish our souls. we thank you for the opportunity to gather, to honor four native americans from our community. remember those that are not
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with us, unable to be here, or traveling. we ask for blessing upon them, their families, their friends. we come before you. we are humbled two leggeds. we give things. honde,honde, the best it could possible me. to the singers, to the dancers, their families. honde, honde to everyone in attendance. ( spiritual chanting).
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(spiritual chanting).
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grandfather, creator, once again we come together, and gave praise and honor to you, and if you for the many blessings, and again honde, honde for this day. we say these things in your name. please remain standing as we welcome and present to you the grand entry of our eagle staff and our dancers. here we go. bring em in. carrying the
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first flag of this nation, of this land, the eagle staff larry harristan. how about a round of applause for larry? thank you larry. bringing in our dancers. (drums). good to see you. our southern and northern dancers. welcome ladies. welcome. followed by
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our jingle "dancing with dancers. welcoming our dancers as well. our northern traditional dancers followed by our grass dancers. how about a big round for applause for all ours dancers? good to see you. (drums).
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going over to our group over here. flag song. please. long before the national anthem composed by francis scott key the 50 people that this land.
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>> >> the first people that this land had these fight songs, national anthems for these tribes, paying homage to the first flag of this land, the eagle staff. remembering our veterans as well, the warriors whether going to battle or returning from battle paying homage to their service, paying homage to this flag. always honored our veterans, our warriors. (chanting)
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(spiritual chanting). remember our fallen veterans and those still in battle. going
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into a victory song. here we go. everybody dance. (drums).
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go dancing rocking san francisco city hall indian way. how about a big round of applause for all our dancers? all right. [applause]
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all right. once again let's hear it for your singers, our dancers from everywhere here in the san francisco bay area. [applause] all right. good singing. good dancing. posting the eagle staff at this time. be shout out to larry harrison for taking care of our eagle staff. you maybe seated. calling up to the podium at this time michael lupdtin and vice president of the marketing and branding for this station. >> hi everyone. can you hear me? hello everyone. i am from kqmd and i wanted to welcome
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you to this eighth annual indian heritage celebration. we are honored to be honoring four heroes from the community who have tirelessly worked throughout the year to provide the kind of service that admissible media is about and engaged community and robust heritage is about. nominated by community leaders they have worked at the grass-roots level and share the highest values we all share. as a public supported media organization we are committed to this and in november we are celebrating american heritage indian month with special programs on our television channels including kqed and plus and world. many are provided by native american public television which is actually an organization that
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produces indian producers and countries with partnership with public television and radio, so it's a fantastic organization and they have shared a lot of unique programs with us. two highlights are racing the redses, a rare view into reservation life homeland, native americans in the armed forces. you will get to meet the four local heroes. that's the term we like to use and people in the community that wins a award that is very special and i think it's important to thank the city of san francisco for hosting this event. -- plawz. thank you. this is really quite a beautiful space and honor to be standing at the base of the stair case and this incredible rotunda and
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i want to thank the dancers and singers and drummers for sharing their heritage with us and just adds to this special event and be sure to tune in through november. thanks. [applause] >> all right. thank you michael and i would like to call to the stage at this time mr. joaquin torres the director of neighborhood service from the mayor's office. good to see you again. [applause] >> well, good evening everyone and just to reaffirm on behalf of mayor lee it's a pleasure to have you here tonight in city hall, our humble abode. to all of the musicians and performers
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and nice to bring life into sometimes these cold walls and we we can. kqud and to all of you for coming out of the studio and brings your presence into here city hall. i know the broadcasting world is happy from the election results last night and we can continue to deliver programming for our communities. [applause] and i know we were inspired by the president's words last night when we talked about the importance of diversity and here in san we are no stranger to that language when we celebrate all the different communities we have here in san francisco and the filipino and native american community here in san francisco. we coue

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